The winners of this year’s Stereohype Button Badge Design Competition have been announced.

The graphic arts label’s annual competition is now in it’s 12 year, which saw an unprecedented amount of designers, photographers, artists, illustrators and students entering.

A total of 279 individual badge designers entered, and 30 were awarded prizes by a panel of judges including Digital Arts editor Neil Bennett. Other judges included Agathe Jacquillat and Tomi Vollauschek from associated design studio [email protected] and Stereohype, writer Anastasia Frost and Jo Gulliver from Computer Arts.

There are two categories under which designers can win a prize – single badge entries and sets of four. First prize for the single badge category went to News Zhang, and Lara Peralta came first for the sets of four category.

Check out designs from a few of 2016's category winners. If you want to buy the winning badges, visit the Stereohype website.

Also check out Stereohype’s BIO (By Invitation Only) Series 16. It’s a one-inch button badge series that Stereohype sells separately and gives away as a free surprise badge with selected Stereohype T-shirts.

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